Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm in a Crystal Pendant


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Object Description

An ancient Greek, silver tetradrachm, struck for Alexander the Great encased in a crystal bezel. On the obverse of the coin is the depiction of Herakles, portrayed in profile wearing the Nemean lion-skin headdress. The reverse displays the Greek god Zeus Aëtophoros, shown bare chested and regally seated on a throne. The deity appears holding an eagle and a long sceptre; symbols of power. The deity is flanked to the right side by Greek letters forming the word ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY, meaning ‘the coinage of Alexander’. The coin is encased in a custom-made stainless steel bezel to the obverse, decorated with high quality faceted crystal. On the reverse there is a silver mount, hallmarked at the top, to stabilise the coin within its frame. The steel suspension loop is also branded with a recessed TP, in collaboration with Tresor Paris, the Hatton Garden jewellers. The pendant is hung from a silver chain, included with the piece.

Dimension listed below measure from clasp to the end of the pendant.

Date: Coin circa 4th – 3rd century BC. Casing modern.

Object Condition

Fine with some dark patina to the surface. Some details have faded.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:31 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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